Written by Zarisha Bradley
Produced online by Kurravi Piggott
Experts say it is important to remember humanity and offer support to those affected in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.
Salman Abedi, 22, has been blamed for the attack, with police raiding his home and arresting a 23-year-old man believed to be the bomber’s brother.
An eight-year-old girl was among the 22 people killed in the attack at an Ariana Grande concert.
Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma managing director Cait McMahon says human connection is important when terrorism unfolds.
“They are trying to divide communities, that’s their whole purpose and one way of fighting against that is trying to maintain connection,” Ms McMahon says.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) psychology specialist Katie Murrell says talking is extremely important.
“Even if it’s just between family or friends just keep talking,” Ms Murrell says.
Symptoms of PTSD include shock, difficulty sleeping, guilt issues and persistent nightmares.
“The next step would be to seek help as soon as possible,” she says.
Experienced investigative journalist Amanda Gearing says doing your job as a human being is the most important role in a disaster zone.
“If we see someone see someone on fire and take a photograph before picking up a hose beside us, then we are not doing our job as a human being,” Ms Gearing says.
Taxi drivers in the British city switched off their meters offering free rides for those caught up in bombing tragedy.
Taxi Queensland Council spokesperson Lyall Mercer says the same gesture also happens in Australia when chaos occurs.
“In the last cyclone taxis provided free transport to SES workers and also for people to cyclone shelters and they value that contribution,” Mr Mercer says.
With events such as State of Origin and the Commonwealth Games approaching the Australian Federal Police and ASIO have been ordered to review Australia’s security.
Commonwealth Games CEO Mark Peters says they will take no chances.
“There’ll be lots of major events on the coast, we do a good job, but we’ve got to be vigilant, we can’t take anything for granted anymore.”